I write short stories in several genres, including Fantasy, horror, crime and SF, romance and Traditional Holmes + Watson adventures
Several short stories will be published in 2023 – some as bonus monthly stories on my Patreon and others in upcoming anthologies!
Heartlines Spec Issue 2
Story: “Night Blooms”
Published in Canadian SFF magazine, Heartlines, in August 2023, for “short fiction and poetry focused on long-term relationships: platonic, romantic, or familial. We don’t want the blaze of new love or the obsession of a new friend. We want pieces that show that comfort that develops when people know each other for years”.
Night Blooms” will be free to read from 15 August 2023 at https://www.heartlines-spec.com/night-blooms-by-narrelle-harris/
Queer Weird West Tales
An anthology of stories set in wild frontiers, with queer characters and a supernatural element. Released in August 2022, and available now.
QWWT was shortlisted for the 2022 Aurealis Awards for Best Anthology.
Dark Deeds Down Under
Story: Observations on a Tragedy (in 3 Acts)
An Aus/NZ crime anthology is available from Clan Destine Press and online booksellers.
“…what captured my attention most was the crisp, thematically-clever voice of the narrator, a theatre critic…” Amazon reviewer of “Observations on a Tragedy.”
Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging (Volume Blue)
Story: The Volcano and the Butterfly
Here be darkly cheery tales of ancient creatures beneath still waters, in the attic, or the shadows right by the bed.
- If you’re in the US, you can pick up a copy from Improbable Press.
- Australians can get it from Clan Destine Press.
Who Sleuthed It?
Story: Blood and Bone
This anthology tells of animal sleuths solving mysteries and crimes with their human and animal friends! Get the hardcover, paperback or ebook directly from Clan Destine Press or from most online retailers!
“Whimsical, inventive and canny” ~ Book’d Out
“a delightful and fanciful collection” ~ Arts Hub
Branch and Root
Story: The Marbletree Wood (This story is set hundreds of years after the events of The Witches of Tyne series)
An anthology inspired by trees, from Shooting Star Press.
Oz is Burning
An apocalyptic anthology from B Cubed Press, with profits going to WIRES, supporting recovery from Australia’s 2020 bushfires. Oz is Burning was released in August 2020.
- Oz is Burning (Amazon US)
War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia
Story: Banjo’s War
An anthology inspired by HG Wells’ Martian Invasion – set in Australia in the past, present and future!
Buy War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia in paperback/ebook at:
- War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia (Clan Destine Press)
Grant Me the Carving of My Name
Long Live the King
Myth and Man
Grant Me the Carving of My Name contains stories by noted Ricardians. The proceeds go the the Scoliosis Association UK.
- Grant Me the Carving of My Name: An anthology of short fiction inspired by King Richard III Amazon US
- Grant Me the Carving of My Name Amazon UK
- Grant Me the Carving of My Name Amazon Australia
Scarlet Stiletto: The Ninth Cut 2017
I am absolutely thrilled to have received the Body in the Library first place with my ghost story, ‘Jane’.
- Scarlet Stiletto: The Ninth Cut 2017 (Clan Destine Press)
Story: Earworm Armageddon
Myths, Monsters, Mutations
Story: Passive Aggressive
- Myths, Monsters, Mutations (Booktopia paperback)
- Myths, Monsters, Mutations (Amazon US kindle)
- Myths, Monsters, Mutations (Amazon US paperback)
- Myths, Monsters, Mutations (Barnes and Noble paperback)
Story: Virgin Soil
- And Then…: The Great Big Book of Adventure Tales Volume 1 (Clan Destine Press)
Story: Death’s Door
- Intrepid Horizons (Booktopia paperback)
- Intrepid Horizons (Amazon US Kindle)
- Intrepid Horizons (Amazon US Paperback)
- Intrepid Horizons (Barnes and Noble paperback)
My favorite is Death’s Door by Narrelle M Harris because Death is truly charming and the heavy questions posed are not without a light blend of macabre humor. ~ Jennifer, Goodreads
Best New Zombie Tales Volume 2
Story: The Truth About Brains
The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012
Story: Show and Tell
- Encounters (Booktopia paperback)
- Encounters (Amazon.com ebook)
- Encounters (Amazon.com paperback)
- Encounters (Amazon.com.au ebook)
- Encounters (Amazon.co.uk ebook)
- Encounters (Barnes and Noble paperback)
“Show and Tell”, is a fun story involving archaeology, classroom mayhem, and the undead. Read it.~ William Wilkinson, Amazon
A Certain Persuasion (2016)
Story – Know Your Own Happiness
(no longer available)
…in an excellent modern parallel for the family and romantic dynamics of Persuasion, “Know Your Own Happiness” allows a young man to revisit his capitulation to his family’s rejection of his bisexuality with a chance to choose true love this time. I particularly liked the subtlety with which the theme was developed. For much of the story, the Austen reference is all about the protagonist’s reluctant attendance at a book club…and then the Captain Wentworth-analogue enters and suddenly all is made clear.~ Heather Rose Jones, Amazon
An adaptation that successfully transfers the pressure Anne’s family put on her into a scenario that makes sense for the current day. The fact that Cooper hadn’t actually read Persuasion made the parallels humorous.~ Ellie, Goodreads
Q: Queermance Volume 1
Story – Late Bloomer
Commissioned to celebrate Melbourne’s inaugural Queermance Literary Festival this is an anthology of erotically-charged romances from famous, emerging and aspiring writers.
Q: Queermance Volume 2
Story – The Birthday Present